It’s never been hard to blame Richard Nixon for stuff.
People love guys who write constitutions. Their genius is celebrated by historians, their intentions debated by judges, their names attached to poorly performing middle schools.
This week was supposed to bring good news for Filipinos: Miss Philippines, Maria Venus Raj, a farm girl turned fashion model, was a big favorite headed into Monday’s Miss Universe final.
With a demure smile and a garland of jasmine, Thailand has always welcomed the world.
Much attention has been spent on the candidacy of Keiko Fujimori to be president of Peru.
Two political earthquakes have shaken Spanish life in the past week.
Socrates, the famed Greek philosopher, made a rare public appearance on May 12, in the Ceremonial Courtroom of Manhattan’s Federal Courthouse. In fact, he took the corporeal form of famed defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, currently representing embattled IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was highly animated in his defense against the millennia-old impiety and corruption charges levied against the Athenian
Targeting Corruption, Egypt Goes After Mubarak’s Wife Suzanne Mubarak suffers what may be a heart attack as Egyptian prosecutors prepare to level corruption charges against her By Vivienne Walt / Cairo Egypt’s former First Lady Suzanne Mubarak who just three months ago was feted internationally for her charity work suffered what may have been a heart attack on Friday after being detained in an investigation into possible corruption during the 30 years when her husband Hosni was president. By Friday evening, she had been transferred to the intensive-care unit of a military hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik, and a source told al-Jazeera that she could be transferred soon to a women’s prison in Cairo.
In the nearly three months since the revolution in Egypt, the popular imagination of the Arab world’s largest country has been gripped by a new obsession: how to mete justice to ex-President Hosni Mubarak and high-ranking members of his regime, including his two sons. Some Egyptians want clean, flat-out revenge, with punishments handed out and heads rolling.
If the hacker attacks that hit Russia’s top blogging service, LiveJournal, this week are anything to go by, the unwritten rules of cyber warfare no longer apply.